Elizabeth will be hosting the very first Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention Town Hall Meeting at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, in conjunction with the North Saanich Wildfire Prevention Committee and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands.
The purpose of this meeting is to educate the public on the need for wildfire preparedness in North Saanich, and to discuss and brainstorm methods for preparedness and prevention.
Doors open at 5:30pm, giving attendees an hour to view display tables of vested organizations. Elizabeth will introduce the forum at 6:30pm, followed by four speakers who will discuss the various aspects of wildfire prevention and preparedness in the context of global, national, and local spheres. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Guest speakers are as follows:
- Trevor Murdock, Lead - Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium
- Kelly Osbourne, Fire Management Planning Forester, BC Wildfire Service
- Elysia Dempsey, Director - Emergency Management (BC & Yukon)
- Brent Schorr, Master Gardener
When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Where: Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, B.C.